The majority of the UK’s largest companies have adopted policies on boardroom diversity but their reporting to stakeholders needs to improve.
J.P. Morgan and University of Exeter partner to offer UK’s first financial services apprenticeship with Russell Group degree
J.P. Morgan is partnering with the University of Exeter to deliver Financial Services Apprenticeships to degree level.
Record-breaking sailor Dame Ellen MacArthur, founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, has officially marked the opening of a new centre at the University of Exeter Business School, which is dedicated to tackling some of the world’s greatest social and economic challenges.
Dame Ellen MacArthur to launch new University of Exeter Business School centre dedicated to addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges
Record-breaking sailor Dame Ellen MacArthur, founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, will launch a new University of Exeter Business School centre dedicated to addressing the world’s greatest social and economic challenges.
The SETsquared Partnership will contribute £26.9 billion to the UK economy by 2030, independent research has found.
Startup Weekend returns to Exeter this October and with expert mentors and judges, including scientist and entrepreneur, Sawsan Khuri, it could be the most exciting to date!
A green energy phone charging network, ChargedUp created by University of Exeter graduates has expanded its availability and is now available in forty venues across London.
A project which has transformed the lives of hundreds of Kenyan prisoners through teaching them mindfulness is set to expand, potentially leading to fundamental changes to the country’s jail system.
The quest to develop greener and more affordable methods to treat wastewater has taken a new, innovative twist.
The University of Exeter is part of national consortium awarded £5million to bring together a network of academic,
Scientists have developed a pioneering new technique that could unlock new methods of making solar energy more efficient.
The University of Exeter’s recent crowdfunding campaign to help student entrepreneurs stay in the city after graduation, has received another boost from experienced businessman, entrepreneur and industrialist, Bijan Sedghi.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for the region, Cyber 101 which helps cyber startups and scaleups to improve their business success and access customers and investors, has an opening to run a programme in Exeter.
Some people avoid starting a degree because they don’t want to embark on full-time study, or are worried about the costs involved. An alternative route is a degree apprenticeship, which allows you to earn and have a full-time job while studying.
A business support project to grow business and the environment has recently been renamed. Tevi, the Cornish for growth is the new name of the European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) project, previously known as Environmental Growth for Business (EG4B).
A University Crowdfunding Campaign to help student entrepreneurs stay in the city after graduation
UK wave technology development company Marine Power Systems (MPS) has successfully installed its prototype WaveSub.
Two entrepreneurs who co-founded their business whilst studying at the University of Exeter are venturing on new ground as they extend their city exploration app, KOMPAS to the west coast of America.
Yesterday, local SMEs met with members of the SETsquared Scaleup Initiative. The scheme which launched earlier this year, will unite innovative SMEs with academics enabling them to grow their research and gain strong impact with the support of a partner institution, such as the University of Exeter.
University of Exeter academic honoured for research shaping new national data on police use of force
A University of Exeter expert’s work on a new national reporting system on the use of force for all 43 police forces in England and Wales has earned her a major award.
A multimillion pound bid to revolutionise digital technology education across the South West has reached the final phase
First of its kind Joint Centre in Hong Kong
City Science, Exeter University & Hoare Lea join forces to revolutionise transport planning using Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.
City Science are leading a £1m project to deliver digital twin technology that will seamlessly manage complex operations around congested transport networks and building energy management. The project will be delivered in partnership with the University of Exeter and Hoare Lea.
A new centre to drive entrepreneurship amongst University students and graduates is being set up in the Innovation Centre, situated on the University of Exeter Streatham campus.
The University of Exeter, as part of the SETsquared Partnership, today launched a programme to enable some of the UK’s best tech
Investment in Goonhilly Earth Station will include building a private global deep space network.
Emily Davies, Student Startup Manager for Think:Try:Do, the Student Startup Programme at the University has received an award for ‘Best Employability Support’ at Exeter’s Teaching Awards.
An MP and foreign policy experts will discuss how Devon communities and companies can have influence around the world
Global software as a service developer, Eight Technology (with its Dealerweb Showroom and React platforms) is the first company to have signed to move into the ‘grow-on’ buildings at Exeter Science Park to accommodate its expanding team.
The SETsquared Partnership has been shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Award (THELMA) for the most innovative and original initiative in knowledge exchange or knowledge transfer in the UK. This comes fresh off the back of being ranked Global No 1 University Business Incubator for the second time in February this year.
Exeter graduate Olivia Higgs (Combined Honours, 2016) recently gave a TEDx talk in Virginia in the US about the role society plays on artificial intelligence (A.I).
Duncan Lyster, a fourth year physics student at the University of Exeter, has founded his own hand-crafted, wooden surfboard company.
Edward Ashton Johnson, a second year student studying business economics at the University of Exeter has been awarded the L’Oréal Male Undergraduate of the Year award last week.
A pioneering new renewable energy teaching and research centre has officially opened on the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus in Cornwall.
One of the earliest developers of Bitcoin will explain how the digital currency works and its potential to transform world trade at a University of Exeter event.
One million budding astronomers and space enthusiasts have taken a magical tour to explore the exotic worlds orbiting distant stars, through a stunning virtual reality documentary.
Research that revealed the devastating impact that microplastic pollution could have on the health of humans and wildlife has won a Guardian University Award.
Cranbrook Education Campus students name Exeter Science Park buildings after inspirational scientists
Exeter Science Park has celebrated another key milestone with a topping out ceremony at its new grow-on buildings, which have been named by primary school students after three of history’s most inspirational scientists.
Murray Reed has recently joined SETsquared Exeter as its new Innovation Manager where he will be supporting SETsquared Exeter members to grow and develop their businesses, together with delivering a new Scaleup Programme to help innovative growth companies to access University R&D, investment, corporate partners and new talent.
Last week, SETsquared Exeter hosted the launch of a new Scaleup programme aimed to support and develop scaleup businesses in the region. The event was held at Exeter Science Park and featured SETsquared members and staff from across the five partners (Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey) including business experts and local SMEs.
Biosystems Technology (BST), a University of Exeter spinout company and SETsquared Exeter member providing ethical alternatives to animal testing has recently received an acclaimed Exeter Living Award in the category of Technology and Innovation.
The quest to develop the ‘Holy Grail’ of affordable, viable and environmentally-friendly fuels using sunlight has taken an exciting new twist.
Students from two local Cornish schools are celebrating after picking up high profile prizes from the UK Space Agency's SatelLife Challenge.
Now in its second year, SatelLife Challenge aims to support the development of science, data handling and technological skills. Winners of the national challenge could win a share of the £50,000 on offer for themselves and also be invited to present their ideas at the UK Space Agency headquarters.
Exeter alumnus Tom Charman (Economics and Politics, 2016) got a high profile surprise recently while attending a Virgin Media pitching masterclass.
Healthcare innovators from across the South of England gathered together to test out their business ideas in a four-day programme hosted by SETsquared and the Wessex Academic Health Science Network (AHSN).
Roger Killen has recently joined the University of Exeter in the role of Royal Society, Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR). The prestigious appointment was announced on Tuesday 20 March at the Royal Society’s annual Labs to Riches dinner, with awards presented by Prince Andrew. Roger received the award alongside Professor Rob Lee who will also be based at Exeter.
Professor Rob Lee has recently joined the University of Exeter in the role of Royal Society, Entrepreneur in Residence. The prestigious appointment was announced on Tuesday 20 March at the Royal Society’s annual Labs to Riches dinner, with awards presented by Prince Andrew. Professor Lee received the award alongside Roger Killen who will also be based at Exeter.
A team of data scientists at the Satellite Applications Catapult is leading a new study, funded by Innovate UK, to see if it is possible to detect a lithium ‘fingerprint’ from space by imaging vegetation and minerals on the ground using satellites.
The University of Exeter now has two Entrepreneurs in Residence, appointed as part of a new Royal Society scheme.
The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership have published a Space Action Plan, looking at how the region can share in the growth of the global space economy, estimated to be worth £400 billion annually by 2030.
On 6 March, The University of Exeter Student Startup Programme, Think:Try:Do hosted the second Entrepreneurs Network event at The Rattle, Tobacco Dock, London.
The University of Exeter’s Think:Try:Do Student Start-up Programme focuses on identifying and fostering the startup ambitions of Exeter Students and graduates; giving them the chance to develop enterprise and employability skills which all business need as well the opportunity to start their own business. The programme provides training, guidance and support, as well as being able to offer funding opportunities to promote and enable entrepreneurship in Exeter.
New research has identified a key ingredient to securing a happy and fulfilling career - working for yourself.
University of Exeter expertise will be used by the Government to inform all major new public spending projects after academics helped to create new decision-making guidelines for politicians and civil servants.
Entrepreneurs and business leaders from Exeter Science Park have demonstrated the region’s STEMM expertise to Gareth Davies, Director General of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
SETsquared Exeter’s latest figures have revealed that client businesses turned over £11.5 million in 2017 and have seen a 30 per cent growth in staff numbers.
A high-profile conference will showcase the work of inspirational women across the energy sector, to mark international Women’s Day.
Apprentices at the University of Exeter will take part in a series of events during National Apprenticeship Week (5-9 March 2018).
The official launch has taken place of a pioneering alliance to develop Exeter’s next generation of data scientists.
The SETsquared partnership has been ranked as the world’s leading business incubator for its outstanding contribution to developing the next generation of UK tech entrepreneurs.
National Audit Office report examines low-carbon heating of homes and businesses and the Renewable Heat Incentive
SETsquared Exeter, partner of the world’s number 1 University business incubation service has released growth figures, highlighting an encouraging increase in staff numbers and investment for the region.
This month we talk to Neil Finnie, Founder of Corkscrew and The Generator Workhub. Neil reveals how he finds himself supporting the world of startups and why entrepreneurs are the modern-day corkscrew thinkers.
From navigation tool to “invisible utility”, the Director of the Royal Institute of Navigation John Pottle joins Guy Buesnal from Spirent Communications Plc to discuss the opportunities and vulnerabilities of GPS.
Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, one of the UK’s leading space scientists, spoke about the crucial role that Cornwall could play in the next stage of space exploration during a special lecture event.
Young entrepreneurs who turned down an offer on TV programme Dragons’ Den now say their business is worth £2.6 million.
SETsquared Exeter member, Crowdcube, has announced that 2017 was its most successful year to date. £130m was invested into pitches on the Crowdcube platform last year – which represents the highest ever investment on any UK platform and a 48 per cent increase on the previous year.
The University of Exeter is working with the Met Office and other producers of environmental data and R&D to help businesses find new ways to use complex data to create new products and services, in sectors such as environmental resilience, agriculture, marine, smart cities, health and social care, and advanced engineering.
SETsquared, is the global number one university business incubator and provider of business support at Exeter Science Park. The team run and support a number of programmes and events in the region for SMEs and startup businesses looking to take their business to the next level and seeking ways to grow and develop.
Exeter technology startups are invited to join an award winning Entrepreneurs’ Programme at Exeter Science Park next month, delivered on behalf of SETsquared, the global number one university business incubator.
The University of Exeter has received a substantial funding boost to help cement its position as one of the UK’s leading centres for data science.
A tech entrepreneur from Exeter has developed an innovative dashboard for care home owners to record important information and prove they are achieving assessment standards, subsequently facilitating improved quality of care and increasing profitability.
Leading heritage sector experts met in December for the inaugural meeting of the University of Exeter International Heritage Management and Consultancy MA Industry Advisory Group. The unique new course, launching in September 2018, engages sector specialists at the highest level to ensure the content is in line with the latest innovations and opportunities.
An exciting opportunity has arisen with the SpaceTech Incubation Initiative who are offering up to six promising space technology businesses the chance to participate in an award winning entrepreneurs’ programme on behalf of SETsquared, the global number one university business incubator.
A pioneering robotics firm that is developing a state-of-the-art diagnostic and physical training machine has moved into Exeter Science Park.
Innovative tech businesses from across Southern England, including Care Systems & Innovation and KOMPAS from Exeter, came together in London yesterday to pitch for £20m of investment to an audience of 150 investors at SETsquared’s annual Accelerating Growth Investment Showcase.
This year at Startup Weekend Exeter, the overall winner was crowned as Santa’s Gift, a novel Christmas business supporting local communities and keeping the magic of Christmas true for children.
Three socially responsible businesses were voted top this weekend at the seventh edition of Startup Weekend Exeter.
Next week, the Innovation Centre will host a forward-thinking event presented by the multinational cohort from the University of Exeter International Management programme. The event: The Blockchain: Learn how it will affect everything you do within the next 10 years will form part of a series of events under the theme, International Business Resilience, in partnership with The Chartered Management Institute, Exeter Business School and SETsquared.
Serial tech entrepreneur and Exeter alumnus, Chris Howard has returned to Exeter this week to support Global Entrepreneurship Week and run a pitch practice session.
Exeter Science Park has played host to Ben Bradshaw MP to discuss the business support networks in Exeter that are putting the city on the map as a hub for fast-growth businesses.
Entrepreneurs can pitch ideas about a new concept or product and begin creating their own business at an event in Exeter next month.
A Geography graduate from the University of Exeter has launched a paddle sports brand based around an app that tracks journeys on the water and provides data on performance.
A new research group will focus on how seafood can be safely and sustainably produced for the world’s growing population.
Three Days, five Universities, fifty students, six mentors, four guest judges, one facilitator, several crates of Red Bull, minimal sleep and seven amazing new businesses in the world! That, in a nutshell, is what took place at the Innovation Centre in Exeter last weekend when 3 Day Startup came to town.
This month we welcome the newest arrival to the Think:Try:Do team, Student Startup Manager, Emily Davies.
Michelmores Technology and Innovation Unit has been helping leading university business incubator, SETsquared, to showcase some of the most promising upcoming tech startups from Exeter and Bristol.
How innovation and collaboration can boost business and the economy was the topic of discussion in the latest of a series of talks; The STEMM Cell @ Exeter Science Park.
A business person with the skills, experience, and passion to help position Exeter as the region’s centre for science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) is being sought to become the new chairperson of the Exeter Initiative for Science and Technology (ExIST).
Minibems, the UK’s leading provider of cloud based heat network control systems and based at the Innovation Centre, has won a place in an exhibition of the most game-changing innovations from businesses across the country at the UK’s leading innovation show in November.
The SETsquared Partnership has secured a government award of £5 million to tackle the challenge of scaling up small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to innovate and grow.
A museum that works closely with the University of Exeter has been awarded a £11.3m Heritage Lottery Fund grant.
Four Exeter graduates were recognized at the prestigious Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Award finals last week.
Pioneering research at the University of Exeter into solving the world’s energy crisis and improving energy efficiency has been presented to delegates at the first in a series of talks; The STEMM Cell @ Exeter Science Park.
World-leading researchers from the University of Exeter will collaborate with counterparts in China on a pioneering new project to develop the next generation of offshore renewable energy (ORE) technologies.
An Exeter student studying IT Management for Business is breaking new ground in the restaurant industry.
A new series of prestigious events with leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs and academics from across the region and beyond is being launched by Exeter Science Park this Autumn.
A SETsquared client based at the Exeter Science Park Centre has expanded the scope of its quality improvement platform that has the potential to improve the quality of healthcare around the world.
Securious expands at Exeter Science Park Centre as South West investment in cyber security increases
Cyber security compliance company Securious has relocated into larger office space at Exeter Science Park Centre to accommodate its growing workforce.
The leading provider of airport, parking and venue-based reservation commerce, Rezcomm - which began life in North Devon, UK as a traditional travel agency – has upsized its offices at Exeter Science Park Centre as it prepares to quadruple its workforce over the next two years.
KOMPAS, a start-up created by Exeter graduates has been selected as one of the companies invited to the Hello Tomorrow conference in Paris, talking about the future of mobility within Artificial Intelligence. This comes, after recently securing a commercial partnership with Visa, and winning €50,000 in the annual Visa Everywhere Initiative. Their co-founder and CEO Tom Charman, has also been recently shortlisted for the Future Face of Innovation and Technology.
ChargedUp from Innovate Energy, headed up by Hugo Tilmouth, Hakeem Buge and Chris Aoun have been awarded the acclaimed Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future award. Recent masters graduates in Renewable Energy Engineering from the University of Exeter, they were singled out for ChargedUp, their innovative mobile phone charging network. ChargedUp uses power from green energy suppliers allowing users to pick-up and drop-off batteries, to keep their phones ChargedUp, from a network of locations in towns and cities.
On 26 July, Exeter hosted its first University of Exeter Entrepreneurs Network event at Runway East, Shoreditch, London. The Think:Try:Do team welcomed around 50 attendees for an informal evening of networking, idea-sharing and a panel discussion with an all-star roster of guests to discuss contemporary challenges facing entrepreneurs and start-up ventures.
A pioneering inventor is being sought to create recycled and recyclable wetsuits.
University of Exeter apprentices have helped Exeter College celebrate sending its 1,000th apprentice to hundreds of employers around the city.
A spinout company, which provides moth larvae for use in scientific testing – reducing the need for tests on mice and rats – has won a £100,000 grant.
A disruptive software company which aims to revolutionise the holiday homes rentals industry is the latest fast-growth, high tech firm to move into Exeter Science Park Centre.
Exeter graduate and SETsquared Exeter member, Tom Charman with his startup, KOMPAS, recently scooped €50k at this year’s Money 20/20 conference in Copenhagen, as the overall winner of Visa’s Everywhere Initiative.
On 13 July, delegates gathered at the Flybe Training Academy for the ExIST (Exeter Initiative for Science and Technology) quarterly event with a theme of Smart Healthcare.
Professor Mark Goodwin, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Innovation and External Engagement spoke to more than a hundred business leaders at the official launch of this year’s Western Morning News Annual Business Guide, a publication celebrating the top 150 businesses in the region. The University of Exeter was among the sponsors of this year’s guide.
Two University of Exeter computer science masters students are working with new Innovation Centre Company, BAR Associates Ltd. The collaboration has enabled the company to access a high calibre knowledge base provided by the students with the opportunity to experience an innovative forward-thinking company such as BAR.
Four Exeter graduates were recently featured at the prestigious Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Award semi-finals.
A project which helps protect bees has won the 2017 BBSRC Innovator of the Year award for Social Impact.
An innovative new technique to use graphene to produce the ultimate photodetectors could revolutionise the manufacturing of vital safety equipment, such as radiation and smoke detection units.
The University of Exeter has secured a significant collaboration with a leading global healthcare company that could provide a funding boost to pioneering medical innovations across the South West.
The NatWest startup bus will shortly be arriving at its next destination, the University of Exeter campus.
One of Exeter’s most exciting high-tech, high growth potential startups showcased to big name corporates including EDF Energy, Rolls-Royce and Samsung for the chance to have its product adopted by the business giants at KPMG in Canary Wharf, London, recently (25 May).
An eco-friendly phone charging network is being launched by three engineering students from the University of Exeter.
Exeter based Brain in Hand have assisted De Montfort University in successfully shortlisting for the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards (THELMAs) in the category of Outstanding Student Services Team.
Tom Jordan and Jesse Wilson have secured investment for Jubël, their unique and innovative beer.
SETsquared Exeter company secures significant funding for cow fertility tracker
Forget sharp suits and shoulder pads – for most employees the ideal leader actually looks exactly like them, not the designer-clad employer often portrayed in TV or films, according to a new study.
Ethical business practice can flourish even in countries with widespread corporate corruption problems, research shows.
Energy policy offers the UK and EU an important opportunity to develop new models of partnership and common ground imperative to the UK’s future, according to a new Chatham House paper.
A pioneering new technique that encourages the wonder material graphene to “talk” could revolutionise the global audio and telecommunications industries.
Eight entrepreneurs from Exeter celebrated being announced within the top 50 entrepreneurs of global number one university business incubator, SETsquared at the House of Commons.
The Exeter Science Park alongside SETsquared Exeter company, Custodian Solutions were honoured at the prestigious Exeter Living awards recently held at the University of Exeter’s, Great Hall on 6 April.
Mapyx Limited is one of the latest clients to relocate at the Innovation Centre. The team provide Geographic Information Solutions (GIS) for personal users, search and rescue, education, military and commercial customers.
An innovative new technique to produce the quickest, smallest, highest-capacity memories for flexible and transparent applications could pave the way for a future golden age of electronics.
Devon health trusts are setting the pace for representation of women at the top of the NHS. The local hospital trusts have hit the official target for women on NHS boards three years ahead of schedule.
A Biosciences expert from the University of Exeter is celebrating after being honoured as one of an exclusive group of leading entrepreneurs, at a special ceremony at the House of Commons.
To celebrate the conclusion of World Autism Awareness Week, 27 March–2 April 2017, Innovation Centre based, Brain in Hand are holding a Minecraft marathon.
An Exeter alumna who recently graduated with distinction for her MBA has been featured for her outstanding contribution to women and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The Board of Exeter Science Park has announced the appointment of Dr Sally Basker as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Dr Basker will take up the new role on 3rd April.
Hi-tech South West businesses could be boosted by a new investment fund worth up to £25 million.
On Tuesday 14 March, the Innovation Centre hosted a virtual reality event jointly organised by the University of Exeter’s MBA course and Tech Exeter.
Cyber security compliance company, Securious who are based at the Science Park Centre have supported a leading law firm in Devon to achieve a prestigious cyber security certification.
On 9 March the University held its second annual ‘Student Start-up Awards.’ The awards recognise the success and dedication of students to Exeter’s Think:Try:Do programme and their start-ups.
Small businesses will be able to exploit the technology developed for space exploration thanks to a new project led by the University of Exeter funded by the UK Space Agency.
The social and environmental outputs of woodlands play a much broader role in the economy than is often recognised, according to a new Research Report by the University of Exeter for the Forestry Commission.
A pioneering new technique to produce cutting-edge, versatile microchips could revolutionize the speed, efficiency and capability of the next generation of computers.
Minibems, who offer a holistic control and monitoring platform, delivering significant energy and carbon reductions in complex heat network environments, are one of the latest clients to join the community at the Innovation Centre.
On 2 March, Wessex Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), supported by West of England, Kent, Surrey, Sussex Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), and South West AHSN will host their first annual investment showcase in Central London.
GW4 Alliance, together with Cray Inc. and the Met Office, has been awarded £3m by EPSRC to deliver a new Tier 2 high performance computing (HPC) service for UK-based scientists.
A Collaboration between Oxford University and the University of Exeter, led by Dr Alex Corbett, will enhance the commercial impact of a new tool in fluorescence microscopy.
Following five successful years in Malawi, Africa, software development specialist Revel Innovation has relocated its head office to the Exeter Science Park Centre.
Experts and leaders of industry are celebrating the fifth birthday of a pioneering University of Exeter course which helps talented business professionals address the global challenges of our time.